FM Preview: Sunderland v Chelsea 08 Dec 2012

Last updated : 07 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Chelsea fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Chelsea at Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Black Cats are clearly on top, winning 52.63% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium of Light was just last season, in September 2011, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Black Cats in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 14 Jan Chelsea 1 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Sunderland 2 - 4 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 14 Nov Chelsea 0 - 3 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Chelsea 7 - 2 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 18 Aug Sunderland 1 - 3 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 24 May Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Black Cats have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blues have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 14 matches.

Chelsea's total of 26 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 1 1 4 7 10 4
Chelsea 6 1 2 3 8 9 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Stadium of Light for the Black Cats and the Madmen are unable to see past Chelsea claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.

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